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6 Ways On How to Keep Baby Cool This Summer

Hot weather can be exhausting for everyone, especially for babies. Worst of all, dangerous high temperatures can result into heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, so you may need to take extra measures to keep your baby cool during this warm season. Here are some useful tips to help keep your baby cool all summer long.

1. Dress your baby with light clothes
If you’re indoors, dress your baby with clothes that are made of light and natural materials like cotton which absorbs perspiration better than synthetic fabrics. For the outdoors, dress your baby with light-colored pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a wide brimmed hat to cover the baby’s face from direct sunlight.

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2. Choose the right diaper
Plastic diapers can be a source of discomfort for babies because of their delicate skin. Opt for a hypoallergenic diaper that is mostly made of cottony materials. If you are going to be indoors the whole day, opt to use a lampin (cloth diaper) instead. Also, use baby powder to help relieve itchiness due to skin rashes. You can find these baby essentials at any of the numerous shopping centers in Manila, Philippines.

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3. Give him frequent baths
Give your baby frequent baths when he seems warm, or after a hot summer day. Frequent bathing can help keep your baby’s temperature cool. Be sure to use hypoallergenic soaps so your baby’s skin won’t get dry and irritated. Buy hypoallergenic soaps for babies in Puregold at Paseo Lifestyle Center.

Keep Baby Cool This Summer

4. Keep the baby hydrated
For older babies or toddlers, drinking water after every breastfeeding or formula intake is one way of making sure that your baby’s fluid intake is adequate in these hot conditions. A newborn, on the other hand, does not need water yet and gets all the hydration he needs from breastmilk or formula, so breastfeed or give him formula more often than usual to prevent dehydration.

How to Keep Your Baby Cool This Summer

5. Schedule your outdoor activities
The sun shines brightest from 10AM to 2PM, so don’t let your baby go outside during these hours to avoid heatstroke and other skin damaging diseases. If you can’t help going outside, bring an umbrella or a wide hat for your baby and always find spots with a nice shade so your baby can avoid the harmful rays of the sun.

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6. Provide the right ventilation
Babies should be kept in rooms or places that are cool and well-ventilated. They should never be left at warm places since they tend to overheat more than adults.

Tips on How to Keep Baby This Summer

Although these tips might be helpful, it’s still important to be on the lookout for signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke. If you suspect your baby is suffering from any of these ailments, consult your doctor immediately.

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